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How to Spend the Day at the El Cortez

The El Cortez Hotel and Casino is one of the oldest Las Vegas hotels. It’s not like most of the stiff and corporate hotels on The Strip. Instead, it’s homey and everyone feels like family. Staying at this hotel is a great choice if you are looking for somewhere off The Strip, but still in the middle of the action. 

Here are some great ways to spend the day at the El Cortez:

Eat at The Naked City Pizza Shop

One of the best things about of Las Vegas is the food. If you don’t want to leave the hotel, that’s perfectly fine because there are fantastic dining options at El Cortez. One of them is The Naked City Pizza Shop. Originating in Buffalo, NY, Naked City offers everything from antipasto to pizza to sandwiches. Everything is prepared daily, so you’re guaranteed a hot, fresh meal.

Head to The Parlour Bar & Lounge for Drinks

Everyone is friendly here, not just the staff. The bartender makes it a point to remember your name and your usual order. They also have a commendable selection of drinks and a warm and lovely ambiance. You can do Happy Hour everyday from 4-6pm.  They sell $5 appetizers, 2-for-1 cocktails, and half-price draft beer.

Enjoy Some Live Entertainment

At the Parlour Bar, enjoy a live show! On Wednesdays, catch “Nash Vegas” from 6-10pm. Other shows and sports viewing hold on other days of the week like Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On some Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy piano music by Ray Horvarth.

Hit the Slots

The “casino” in “El Cortez Hotel and Casino” isn’t just tacked on. No matter which slot machine is your favorite, you can find it at El Cortez. El Cortez also happens to be the only place in Las Vegas where players are treated to either ticket or traditional coin-operated machines.

With these activities and so much more to enjoy at the EL Cortez Hotel and Casino, it really should be your choice for your next vacation. It might still have an air of old Vegas, but it is definitely not outdated.


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